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Saturday: Vacation Recovery Mode

I just got back from Denver last night. Or was that this morning. Ahhh, yes, standing at the baggage claim at Philly airport at 1:00am waiting 45 minutes for my luggage. It’s all coming back to me. And let’s not forget the anterior cruciate ligament that is sore this morning from falling down *one* too many times at Breckenridge. I’m sure it will be fine. I hope. Today, spring break continues in New York City as we attend a live broadcast of Prairie Home Companion. It was a birthday present to Brook this year. Can’t wait. In the meantime, here’s what’s going on.

  • Living comfortably on $13.6 Million per year. So, the Clintons are rich. BFD. As soon as my local liquor store sells me the winning Mega Millions lottery ticket, instead of having to go through decades and decades of hard work and government income, I *too* will be rich. I’ll be able to pay a third of my income in taxes and give away 16% of my book’s profits to charity, just the way Bill with Giving. When are we Democrats going to get over our neurosis about money? So former presidents make a lot of money in speaking engagements. So what? The issue is not so much how much you make but *how* you make it and what you do with it afterwards. It sounds like Bill made most of his riches by tapping on other rich people to hear him speak. I have no problem with this. Enjoy it, Bill!
  • I think Barack Obama and Donna Brazile must be BFFs. She likes to do a kill -9 on hapless MI and Fl voters (I got the unix fans’ attention 😉 ), and he continues to win delegates by suppressing Clinton voters instead of by actually, er, winning. TalkLeft uncovers a memo from the Obama camp where they complain about Democrats who followed Kos’ advice and voted for Romney as Republicans not being able to have *two* votes and “soft money” funding the Michigan new Michigan primary. It strikes me that this would be a problem if Clinton’s backers *only* were funding the entire primary. If Obama had chipped in some of his legendary millions, it wouldn’t smack of impropriety. Nooo, that would have been fair to the voters of Michigan who might turn around and vote for Hillary. Can’t have that. Obama has a *better* solution. Why not split the delegates 50/50? Yeah, that’s the ticket! Gravel, Kucinich and Richardson don’t need their delegates and Edwards, Dodd and Biden dropped out. But, wait, you say, wouldn’t that mean taking unearned delegates from Clinton? “Yes”, the Obamaphiles wail,”because it’s fair. Otherwise, Hillary might get ahead and change the perception of The Math and that wouldn’t be fair to Obama”. Where did these people learn about elections anyway? Are they just so young that they can’t remember anything but Republicans rigging the game and now think it is SOP? NO. The answer is NO. You can’t have delegates you didn’t earn and coast to the nomination that way. That’s called giving you a handicap and the Republicans will beat you over the head with it, that is, if *we* don’t do it first. *Jeez* It’s like trying to raise children to play nicely and stop grabbing the toys from someone else’s hands.
  • Kristen Breitweiser watches Hardball (so we don’t have to). Our Jersey Girl spotted Obama reciting a Rice-ism that “No one could have predicted” 9/11. Bull{cough}t. Does anyone remember the crash of EgyptAir 990 about a year before 9/11? How about the fact that most nuclear reactors built back in the 70’s can withstand a crash of a plane going 200mph? How is it that Obama can’t put the blame for 9/11 squarely where it belongs with the Bushies who were completely nonchalant and paid no attention to their counter-terrorism experts running around with flaming hair? AND Lee Hamilton, the co-chair of the 9/11 commission endorsed Obama, which suggests that if Obama is elected, we may never get to the bottom of the 9/11 mystery. How come Obama is reaching around to Republicans on this one? Meanwhile, Kristen praises Hillary for her committment to the families of 9/11 victims in getting to the bottom of this, putting the concerns of her constituents above self interest. Hey, Kristen! Why don’t you run for Lautenberg’s senate seat? Yeah! Go, Go, Go
  • The Army is exhausted. They’re overcommitted. It’s a danger to our national security. The first order of business for the next president should be to fix this urgent problem before planning or extending any more missions.

Well, sportsfans, I’m off to take a shower. I woke up at the crack of noon this morning and I slept in some of my ski clothes because I was just that tired and sore. Gross. Later…

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Like you’ve never heard this before – An Open Thread

I missed seeing Obama on the Chris Matthews show. But, Kristen Breitweiser didn’t. Here’s a tiny bit from the beginning of her Huffingtonpost article: Continue reading